Released by Acorn Media on May 6, 2014. SRP $39.99 (DVD) $49.99 (Blu Ray)
David Suchet on the Orient Express (47 min): This is wonderful documentary with David himself, not as Poirot, taking a travel on the Orient Express. This was recorded prior to him making the film. David comes across very genuine. I guess I don’t know what else to expect. I enjoyed it when he was surprised by things he would see or find out about the train. We get a history of the service and we get a look at how it operates today. Now maybe I am biased because I love a travelogue series especially any of the Michael Palin series. This is a wonderful extra that fits perfectly on this set. It is also presented in HD which is nice too.
This is the 12th series of Poirot. Those who have been a fan of the series knows that there are 13 series and then it ends. We are near the end of David Suchet playing this amazing character. Of course, it was announced a little while ago that Acorn TV will be streaming the final series of Poirot and I will be following it in my article on DVDTalk called Brit-Streaming. Although this review focuses on Series 12 it is also a reminder that this series is available in the US in a quality that is not found just about anywhere else. Check it out because it is worth it!
Next Week: As I try to get myself back into my greatest passion, writing about British television, I take a look at the last two episodes of the 1961 classic A For Andromeda with The Face of the Tiger and The Last Mystery. It is always good to remember that it is not just Doctor Who that is missing great chunks of its history.
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